State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey.
This weekend when you are setting your clock to “spring ahead,” take time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
That’s the reminder from state Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m., Sunday.
“This weekend as you change your clocks, check your alarms,” Ostroskey said. “Prevent that annoying chirp of a dying smoke alarm battery by replacing the alkaline batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms now, unless you have newer alarms with 10-year sealed batteries,” he said.
If your smoke alarm is 10 years old or older, or your carbon monoxide alarm is five to seven years old, he added, replace them.